Monday, April 12, 2021

Simple Coloring and Layered Banners - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Watercolor Stenciled Wreaths- Simon Says Stamp All the Feels Release

 Good morning! Stopping by this morning with a few more cards using some of NEWEST Simon Says Stamp All the Feels Release! These cards all use the same stencil, and are paired up with sentiments from previous releases - I always love mixing a bit of old and new together - don't you?

For all of these cards, I used different color combos of distress inks through the beautiful Painted Flowers Wreath stencil - for the first time using my new I-Brush Ink applicators - perfect for adding different colors in the detail areas of this stencil! I then misted the panels with water when I removed the stencils. I LOVE the gorgeous watercolor effect you get by doing this - and how each and every time they turn out slightly differently!


 I also placed the stencil slightly differently each time I used it - just to add to the slight differences between each card. I felt like I could have gone on with different color combos all day - but I restrained myself, and just kept to these four for now!

For this first one, I used a color combo of Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China. Sentiment is from Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I think this color combo is my favorite!


I used some newer colors for this next one - Kitsch Flamingo and Speckled Egg - paired up with Fossilized Amber, and Dusty Concord. Sentiment on this one is from Moments of Grace stamp set.


This next bright and happy color combo is Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, and Evergreen Bough. Sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set.


And finally, this happy spring color combo is Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, and Mowed Lawn. Sentiment on this one is from Sketched Flowers stamp set.


I trimmed each panel down slightly, mounted with foam on white cardbases, and added a sprinkle of clear sparkly Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish these off! Which color combo or sentiment is your favorite? I'd love to hear!


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Torn Edges and Embellishment Cluster - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Friday, April 2, 2021

Sparkle and Shine - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

Good morning! Today I'm joining a fun Instagram Hop with Pinkfresh Studio to celebrate the brand new Release from earlier this week. These are also the cards I created yesterday on Facebook Live - so you can check them out HERE if you want to see them come to life!


I had so much fun on these cards creating a watercolor effect using the Fancy Floral Print Layering Stencil, Pinkfresh Studio inks, and Bristol smooth cardstock. I layered up the stencils and ink on that cardstock, then misted with water and allowed the colors to move and blend a bit while they dried naturally - the effect is magical!


This first one I actually created the background before the live - I used Soft Lilac, Candy Violet, Lemon Whip, Sweet Mustard, Ocean Breeze, and Aquamarine for the background.


Panel was die cut with Essentials: Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment from Happy Birthday Sentiments was stamped with Candy Violet, then stamped over the top with embossing ink and heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder - perfect glittery sentiment, and custom colored to the background!


The second version was created live, and used the exact same technique, but different colors - this time Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Apricot, and Clementine - as well as the same Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine as the first one. Sentiment on this was stamped as the first one - only using Passion Fruit ink to begin with.


For both cards I die cut the smaller Essentials: Stitched Scallop Rectangles from soft coordinating glitter cardstock - then ink blended over the top with coordinating ink to deepen the color. Did you know you could ink blend on glitter cardstock? It works beautifully! The sentiment is hot foiled from You Sparkle Hot Foil plate using Moondust hot foil, die cut with the coordinating dies, and then I just used the one word for this card, saving the other pieces for another card later.


A few sparkly Essentials: Jewels Mix finish off and add just a bit more shine and sparkle!


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Scallop Edges Stencil 3 Ways - on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

 Good morning! Just popping in with a little peek at a card set I have up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog and Youtube channel today! You can check it out HERE on the blog, or just watch the video on YouTube HERE!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a fabulous day!


Here for you Always - Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Release

Good morning! I'm here today with another card using some of the Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Release from a little over a month ago! This beautiful die makes a gorgeous base for this clean and simple design with lots of texture and interest - it was out of stock for quite a while, so I waited to share it until now!


The beautiful Spring Blooms Corner Wafer Die is so intricate and fun! I die cut it from a panel of white cardstock , and stamped a sentiment from another new set, Blooming Meadow on the panel.


To add some interest to my card, I adhered some pink cardstock to my white cardbase at an angle - placing it perfectly so that it would just cover the area behind the die cut - and letting it show off that jaunty angle around the rest of the card as well.


Finished off by mounting that panel with thing strips of foam adhesive over the cardbase, and then added a sprinkle of sparkly jewels around the edges, and in the centers and base of some of the flowers on the die cut pieces. Perfect touch of bling!


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Layered Butterfly Cards - Simon Says Stamp April 2021 Card Kit

Good morning! I'm back one more time with a couple more cards using the BRAND NEW April 2021 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Friendly Flowers! This kit is the perfect floral menagerie! The included stamp set by the same name some lovely sentiments and gorgeous floral images, there is some BEAUTIFUL pattern papersweet stickers - that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more!

First up, this card is so simple, but totally dreamy with that lovely pattern paper!


I mostly just trimmed down the pattern paper to make this card - layering everything together, and curling up the edges a bit for some dimension - and leaving a white border along the outer edges of the card.


Sentiment is from the stamp set in the kit, heat embossed on a bit of black cardstock, hand trimmed to a banner shape, then mounted with foam adhesive.


Finished off with a tiny bow tied from jute string and glued on the top butterfly.


Second card had a few more layers and steps - but still made use of some more of the pattern paper! It was so gorgeous, I wanted to use it all!


I used a panel of vellum to add my stamping - the florals are from the stamp set, heat embossed in white and stamped off the top and bottom edges. Sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then heat embossed with clear powder. So much easier to work with than black embossing powder!


Layered that over the panel of pattern paper, adding tiny dots of liquid glue in strategic locations behind the flowers, and also directly behind where I added the bow. The bow was created with more jute string, and I added one of the pretty mini flair embellishments from the kit over the top.


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:



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